Farewells and Parting Sorrows
‘Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.’ – William Shakespeare
Over the last 14 months, I have had to say farewell to 3 amazing, tender-hearted, and crucial loving souls that have been an integral part of my life, and I am overwhelmed with the fact that I cried harder the third time around than I did the first two times ☹ I would say it was more a compounded built-up release thing that triggered me to lose it altogether but still no less distressing, draining and my body is now paying the price physically.
In the bible it says;
In Genesis that Jacob tore his clothes in sorrow
In 2 Samuel David tore his clothes in sorrow
In Nehemiah, the people of Israel gathered to fast to show sorrow
So I am guessing in the natural it would seem not too different from those in bible times than for us here today only I can assure you I have not resorted to tearing my clothes (I think I am too cost-conscious for that).
In Ecclesiastes 3:4 it says – ‘He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy, the time for mourning and the time for dancing,’
And in Ecclesiastes 7:3 – ‘Sorrow is better than laughter, it may sadden your face, but it sharpens your understanding.’
So again, I am seeing that this sorrowfulness is not such a bad thing – maybe I can work thru this and come out the other side stronger maybe?
Joshua 1:9 AMP – ‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’
I wish to stand tall, remember them with a smile for all the memories created, and only speak of the good moving forward. I still struggle when asked to share of them in circumstances, but I know the tears shed are all kept by my heavenly father for something special.
Psalm 56:8 TPT – ‘You’ve kept track of all my wandering and my weeping. You’ve stored my many tears in your bottle – not one will be lost. For they are all recorded in your book of remembrance.’
Thank you, Heavenly Father, that you have everything under control, and you are watching over them all (3) so that I may now concentrate on putting my hands to things set for your plans and purpose in this season. AMEN!